A complete mexican feast for any fiesta ! Pairs well with your favorite margarita or tequila based beverage.
Carnitas, Baked in Orange Zest, Cumin and Cilantro
9 # Pork butt
3 oz Orange zest
6 ea Oranges, quartered
1 bu Cilantro
1 T Cumin
As needed Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 C Olive oil
5 ea Bay leaves
2 T Garlic, minced
- Marinate pork overnight in orange zest, orange quarters, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil, bay leaves and garlic.
- Sear meat. Remove to roasting pan, including any pan juices. Bake, covered, in 375F degree conventional oven until meat begins to fall apart, approximately 1 ½ hours.
- Chop into small pieces for burritos / leave whole for churrascos.